the Degree Confluence Project

United Kingdom : England

1.1 km (0.7 miles) W of Barkway, Hertfordshire, England, UK
Approx. altitude: 142 m (465 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 52°S 180°

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: GPS #3: Accuracy #4: looking east #5: looking north #6: lookin west #7: Typical east of England church in Barkway

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  52°N 0° (visit #5)  

#1: At the confluence looking south

(visited by Christopher Anton)

01-Nov-2003 -- Having submitted my first unsucessful attempt last week I was determined to do better and a trip to London for a rowing race proved the ideal opportunity. On the way back to Birmingham I had planned to drive north from London to 52N,0 and head west to take in the next 2 confluences as well (more anon). It has been a dry autumn in England, but as luck would have it the last 2 days have been very wet so I was a bit anxious of the state of the field. It proved claggy, but not wet and I think the farmer has learnt to expect confluence seekers, because like previous visitors I found that the tractor had run exactly along the meridian and I could follow the tracks right from the footpath to the confluence. Pic 1 is the spot looking south, and Pics 2 and 3 show the evidence. I'd noticed that the previous visitors don't have the requested cardinal point views so I completed the set with Pic 4 to the E, Pic 5 to the N and Pic 6 to the W. And so back to car helping a lost cyclist on the way - he seemed impressed that I had both OS map and GPS! Finally a last Pic 7 of the picturesque flint Barway church - a common feature in eastern England.

 All pictures
#1: At the confluence looking south
#2: GPS
#3: Accuracy
#4: looking east
#5: looking north
#6: lookin west
#7: Typical east of England church in Barkway
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Pending visits
Submitted  Visit date  Name  Success?  Status? 
05-Apr-16  24-Mar-16  Rainer Mautz  yes  pending